byCreator: No one will admit to it. Produced by: Beverly Film
Spunky was a small boy and Tadpole was his oddly named teddy bear. The pair traveled along having adventures that were typical of early cartoons. Luckily for Spunky, Tadpole was able to talk and help out whenever things got a little rough. Like many early cartoons, the animation on Spunky and Tadpole was fairly basic. Characters mainly stood perfectly still and spoke their lines to one another, rarely moving. Simple animation aside, the main attraction of the cartoon was the early talents of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: TV, Kids TV, Classic TV, Spunky & Tadpole, Spunky, Tadpole, 1960, 1950
byCreator: Gene Deitch, Produced by: TerryToons Studio.
Tom Terrific was an early animated series on American television, presented as part of the Captain Kangaroo children's television show. Created by Gene Deitch under the Terrytoons studio (which was a subsidiary of CBS), Tom Terrific ran in a series of five-minute cartoons created specifically for the Captain Kangaroo show from 1957-1959, and was rerun on Kangaroo for years thereafter. Drawn in a simple, even clumsy, style, it featured a gee-whiz boy hero, Tom Terrific, who lived in a treehouse... Topics: TV, Kid TV, Tom Terrific, Manfred, Classic TV, 1950, 1960, Cartoon, Captain Kangaroo